Nursing 499 (Carriere), Spring 2008


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Nursing 499 (Carriere), Spring 2008

  1. 1. Finding articles in ProQuest Health & Medical Complete and Ebsco Health Source NURSE 499 (Carriere), Spring 2008 Jeff Karlsen, LRC Librarian [email_address]
  2. 2. Library Website <ul><li>Link on the SCC website </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Library home page </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  3. 3. LOIS : Books, audio/visual media, reserve materials, e-books
  4. 4. DATABASES – articles, image collections, reference works, e-books
  5. 5. Accessing databases from home: ARE YOU IN THE SYSTEM? <ul><li>In LOIS , go to the My Record section. If you can view your record in LOIS, then you can access resources from home (and renew and request books, too!). If not, visit the Circulation Desk. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why Databases? helpful subject headings no subject headings “ legit” publications all sorts of content no advertising lots of advertising expensive (but free to you!) free DATABASES WEB
  7. 7. Databases by Category
  8. 8. Doing research in LOIS and text databases: Getting started <ul><li>What are keywords ? </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas, phrases, topics you are researching </li></ul><ul><li>When you search for information, you can combine them </li></ul><ul><li>For example: nursing, leukemia, hypertension, patient care </li></ul><ul><li>Usually not useful as keywords in library searching: journal, research, study, book </li></ul>
  9. 9. ProQuest Health & Medical Complete: Advanced Search Screen Combine keywords; AND, OR, AND NOT Important! Get the full text, not just citations Limit dates if you need current information Keywords here Switch to citation and document text for more results
  10. 10. Important search tips: Boolean logic AND finds only those materials that contain BOTH terms OR finds materials that use EITHER term (more results) NOT (sometimes AND NOT ) finds articles that contain one term, but not the other. nursing AND oncology hypertension OR high blood pressure diabetes NOT adult-onset
  11. 11. Important search tips <ul><li>Enclose phrases in quotation marks (“congestive heart failure”, “coronary artery disease”); not always necessary, but never hurts </li></ul><ul><li>Ending a word with an asterisk (*) searches different endings (nurs* searches nurse, nurses, nursing) </li></ul><ul><li>Keyword often searches only the citation (title, author, abstract, subjects), not full-text of article. You can often command the search engine to search full-text in a dropdown screen. </li></ul>
  12. 12. ProQuest Research Library: Results Check boxes to “mark” for later review Takes you back to the search screen to build on your last search ProQuest will suggest topics to make a new search for you
  13. 13. ProQuest Health Complete: Collecting materials <ul><li>“ Mark” documents to review later </li></ul><ul><li>Use “My Research” tab to view marked documents </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail, print, or save full text </li></ul><ul><li>PDF generally better for preserving images—they don’t always display correctly in “Text+Graphics” </li></ul><ul><li>Choose citation format—beware, sometimes format is not done correctly </li></ul>
  14. 14. Ebsco Health Source: different look, same basic strategies Not selecting a field searches title, subject, author, abstract—NOT the full text Keywords here or and not also available Limit date to find current information
  15. 15. Ebsco Health: Results Clicking one of these adds it to your search (using and )
  16. 16. Ebsco Health: Saved folder You can create a free Ebsco account to save your folders Creates a list of formatted citations
  17. 17. Questions? Need more help? <ul><li>Reference Desk, 2 nd floor of Learning Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 558-2461 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail me: [email_address] </li></ul>